DePuy Hip Joint Replacement- Injury Compensation Claim

The DePuy total hip replacement and ASR Hip Resurfacing System have been used many thousands of hip joint replacement surgeries since they were first approved for use. 

 This medical product has been found to be defective and dangerous with loose components that fracture bone, depositing metal fragments in the tissues and bloodstream. Many lawyers will deal with defective medical product compensation claims which you do not have to fund or finance in any way. Most lawyers offer free initial advice with no further obligation. 

De Puy Orthopaedics - Johnson & Johnson

The De Puy hip replacement system was manufactured by DePuyOrthopaedics which is a division of Johnson & Johnson who withdrew the product in 2010 for reasons of a high rate of failure occurring well before the end of the expected 15 year lifetime of the product. Many unpleasant incidents have occurred just two years after the surgery requiring expensive and disabling further surgery for a second implant to be installed.  A personal injury lawyer can obtain damages and compensation for this further surgery and for the pain and suffering caused by the defective product.

Pain & Suffering Compensation Claims

There are now tens of thousands of potential claimants for compensation for personal injury breaking down into awards for pain and suffering associated with failure of the DePuy hip joint and also the additional pain and suffering and other general losses due to the further surgery necessary to replace the failed medical product. Medical negligence lawyer are currently dealing with claims for compensation associated with the DePuy hip joint replacement including claims for those where the joint has already failed and claims for those whose hip replacement joint has not yet failed but who will require surgery in the future to replace with the defective product.

Lawyers Advice

Almost all of those individuals who have received a DePuy hip replacement joint will require further surgery to replace the DePuy product with an alternative. Common problems for which personal injury lawyers can obtain compensation, associated with the DePuy hip replacement joint include :-
  •     loose hip cups
  •     allergic reactions
  •     bone fractures
  •     hip dislocations
  •     permanent muscle damage
  •     metal debris tumours

If you were the recipient of a DePuy hip replacement implant you may receive correspondence from DePuy in relation to this device. Almost all compensation claim lawyers would advise that you do not respond but that you urgently seek professional legal advice. Specialist medical negligence lawyers are currently dealing with DePuy hip replacement compensation claims on behalf of their clients.  They almost all offer free consultations for initial advice to find out whether you have a good case, how to go about claiming and how much your compensation might be worth. A competent lawyer will give you clear unequivocal advice about your chances of success and the anticipated value of your claim. If after talking  to a lawyer you decide not to take your defective medical product compensation claim further you are usually under no obligation to do so and you will not normally be charged anything at all for the initial consultation.
 

 

 
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